View Full Version : Looking for a Perspective mentor
February 20th, 2008, 12:04 PM
Hey guys, I am looking for a mentor to help me learn perspective, and how to actually use it, I understand 1 point perspective almost completely, but I want to know how to use it in my drawings.
February 20th, 2008, 01:07 PM
Did you look through the mentor/mentee sign up thread yet?
Seedling had a thread about perspective practice you could search for and work through the exercises. You could also be a lurker in Yoitisi's Island, where perspective is a part of nearly every lesson.
February 20th, 2008, 01:24 PM
I have looked through the mentor thread, and haven't found anyone.
I also have used Seedlings thread, which is why I want a mentor to show me how to use it in real drawings.
February 20th, 2008, 02:41 PM
OK. You're in a pickle. I saw somebody make a thread about this in Fine Art Studies and Discoveries and the thread hung around for days without any response. Finally I couldn't stand it and tried to give some help, since nobody else seemingly would. Then others showed up out of the woodwork to show how I wasn't helping at all (including Seedling). This went on for some time with the thread originator basically going on record as thinking absolutely nobody had yet provided a useful real world example to answer his question. (Personally I think that learning the perspective lines in a specific scene really only shows you the perspective of that one scene, but that's just me).
Eventually Farvus showed up and people seemed to consider his posts helpful. I don't know if Farvus is willing to mentor, but you might drop him a PM. He was apparently helpful to people in the same position as you. I got panned the last time I tried to do this.
For the record, the shapes Yoitisi is teaching us over in Yoitisi's Island can eventually be used to guide your drawing of pretty much everything, including figures, in perspective, in specific drawings. I realize it will probably be several weeks over there before things start to get specific. He still has to take us through shading, which is necessary to make three dimensional form. It looks like about three weeks before we get to actual objects, and five weeks before we do a room.
In the stickied Environmentoring subforum Form also discussed perspective in some detail in the early assignments of semester 1. Maybe you can find what you need over there.
February 20th, 2008, 03:08 PM
Hey seems like Arttorney already advertised for me :P but he's right. In a couple of assignments I'll start to get down to real objects and stuff, so you might want to keep an eye on my mentor thread.
One thing to add, if you know the basic rules about perspective and all, the only way to get it working for you is to simply start applying it in your drawings. Experiment with it, check what does and what doesn't work and fix what needs more work.
February 20th, 2008, 04:14 PM
Ok, thanks guys, I'll give that a try.
February 20th, 2008, 06:55 PM
I also recommend getting a good book on perspective.
One that was easy to read and helped me a lot was: Perspective Drawing Handbook from Joseph D'amelio.